Image of RE:DO courtesy of Pratt School of Architecture
May 7—Oct 31, 2021
Nolan Park - Building 14
July 2-August 23: Climate Provocations - RE:DO from the Pratt School of Architecture
Pratt School of Architecture’s Climate Provocations for Governors Island (2021-22) offers an accessible and interactive design experience for addressing climate literacy with installations, pavilions and exhibitions centered on two themes: designing ecosystem restoration and communicating ecosystem loss. The Pratt Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program’s Re: Housing Green Core pavilion proposes a series of ecological cores that provide new models of water, climatization, power services and accessibility for these historic homes. Pratt’s team of over 40 diverse and leading climate artists, architects, curators, designers, educators, and fabricators are working together to build these new spaces of understanding, working with Pratt research centers including the Consortium for Research & Robotics (CRR), Interdisciplinary Technology Lab (ITL), the Inclusive Ecologies Research Incubator (IE) and external partners from UCL, and Distinguished Climate Fellows. Ariane Harrison, PhD, AIA has coordinated this project as a Dean’s Office initiative of the Pratt School of Architecture.
The Climate Provocations exhibition will feature prototypes, movies and works in progress for the 14 installations planned for Summer 2022. The installations at Building 14 (the “Pratt House”) and across Governors Island seek to create an open-air classroom that will bring climate change dialogue and education to the island’s annual 1M+ visitors. With support from Gensler, the Dean’s Office, and Pratt’s Office of Information Technology.
The GAUD has resided on Governors Island for two seasons, making areas of the island the subject of its postgraduate and graduate research, a testing ground for those ideas and a theater for scholarly and civic exchange via exhibitions, talks and gatherings in and around Nolan Park House 14. The RE:Governors Island projects and the RE:DO exhibitions envision methods for re-working, subtracting from and/or altering assets on the island in relation to its ongoing development and future programming.